Kim N. Kirchhoff
Kim N. Kirchhoff, Ph.D. student
Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics
Justus Liebig University
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32 IFZ
Phone: +49 (0) 641 99-35726
Fax: +49 (0) 641 99-35709
Fields of interest/focus of work
- Evolution of venom and venom apparatus in marine organisms
- Pharmacology of animal venoms and their usage in drug development
- 2006-2009: Studies at the Marine Science Faculty at the University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain
- 2009-2010: Studies in biology at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel, reaching the Bachelor-Degree (September)
- 2010-2012: Master of science in Biology at Justus Liebig University Giessen focusing on zoology and animal physiology
- since 2012: Ph.D. student at the Centre of Excellence in Marine Sciences (CEMarin), Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen
- Kirchhoff, K.N.; Hauffe, T.; Stelbrink, B.; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2017): Evolutionary bottlenecks in brackish water habitats drive the colonization of fresh water by stingrays. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30, 1576-1591.
- Kirchhoff, K.N.; Klingelhöfer, I.; Dahse, H.M.; Morlock, G. & Wilke, T. (2014): Maturity-related changes in venom toxicity of the freshwater stingray Potamotrygon leopoldi. Toxicon, 92, 97-101.
- Kirchhoff, K.N.; Lochnit, G. & Wilke, T. (2014): Evolution of the venom apparatus in stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes). 7th Annual conference of the Giessen Graduate Center for the Life Sciences (GGL), Poster.
Awards & grants
- Dissertation stipend of the Centre of Excellence in Marine Sciences (2012) "Evolution of the venom apparatus in marine and freshwater stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes)"
- Supervision of graduate students in bachelor and master courses on zoology and marine biology at the University of Giessen